Module 1: Making an effective pain diagnosis: a whole person approach

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Content authors

Professor Milton L Cohen, FRACP, FFPMANZCA

Specialist Pain Medicine Physician, St Vincent's Hospital and Clinic, Sydney, NSW

Dr Christopher Hayes, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA

Director of Hunter Integrated Pain Service, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, NSW

Associate Professor Brendan Moore, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA

Associate Professor, The University of Queensland, Centre for Integrated Preclinical Drug Development.
Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Medicine Specialist, Greenslopes Private Hospital, and Brisbane Private Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital in Brisbane, Australia.

Activity authors

Sue Markham, BAppSci, NSW
Raquel Newman BVSc, MANZCVSc (emergency and critical care) VIC

 

Learning objectives

On completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss how pain is both a common and diverse health problem and a significant cause of frustration for patients, their carers and health care providers.
  • Explain why an effective assessment of pain requires a whole person approach.
  • Demonstrate the skills and attitudes required for effective whole person assessment of pain.
  • Describe the important mechanisms/pathways and pathophysiology of various pain experiences.
  • Acquire information gathering skills and knowledge of the complexity of pain to make an effective diagnosis.

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Better Pain Management is an initiative of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.